Bullet-Makers Swamped With Demands For Ammo

Gun dealers and bullet-makers are straining to keep up with record demand for ammunition. Some dealers think it's because of fear President Obama will limit gun use. Although the president has made no specific proposal, bullets for sportsmen have been scarce for months. Americans buy 9 billion bullets per year — that's about 30 bullets for every man, woman and child.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. America was once known as the arsenal of democracy and maybe still is. Gun dealers and bullet-makers are straining to keep up with record demand for ammunition. Some dealers think it's because of fear that President Obama might limit gun use. Although the president has made no specific proposal, bullets for sportsmen have been scarce for months. Americans now buy nine billion bullets per year — about 30 for every man, woman and child.

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